of June 2009 at a much anticipated gala awards ceremony in The Burlington Hotel, Dublin, for the Annual Irish Independent Events Industry Awards to honour exceptional achievement in the industry.
Clontarf Castle Hotel won The Irish Independent Best Conference Events Venue award for its reputation as Ireland's leading Conference and Events venue.
As befitting Clontarf Castle Hotel, the Conference facilities are an offering of contemporary, modern and spacious facilities in a unique chic Castle setting, equipped with the most up to date equipment and facilities to ensure every need is met no matter how big or small the requirement.
With a dedicated and experienced team consistently delivering an extraordinary conference and meeting experience through a commitment to service excellence and a focused strategy of continuously improving service standards.
Clontarf Castle bet off competition from other well known conference venues including Croke Park Conference Center, The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Northwood, The Sheen Falls Lodge, The Ritz-Carlton, Powerscourt and The Burlington Hotel. Such an achievement marks out Clontarf Castle Hotel as the best Conference and Events provider in the Events Industry in Ireland.
Speaking at the event Eugene Bortolozzo, Director of the Irish Independent Event Industry Awards, said "The events industry has come together tonight to celebrate it achievements over the past 12 months and to prepare for the year ahead. The mood is upbeat and though this industry, like most others, is feeling the pinch its exuberance and appetite for new ideas and challenges means it is better equipped than most to survive and thrive in the future. The energy in the room was fantastic. A night to remember for everyone who attended."
As a criterion to the Event Industry Awards Entry Guide, judges select the Best venue as being the spectacular event space that marries it with a great team to delivering outstanding results on a continuous basis.
Judges for the Event Industry Awards included David Pegler, Managing Director of ExCel London; Sophie Gorman, Editor of Day & Night Magazine, Irish Independent; Gerard O'Neill, CEO and Chairman Amarach Group; Nick Mulcahy, publisher and Editor of Business Plus Magazine; Hugh Wallace, CEO of Douglas Wallace and Barry McCabe, Director of McCabe Design Partnership.